Saudi Arabia and Iraq to discuss security cooperation agreement

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman chaired the weekly cabinet session in Neom, Tabuk region. (SPA)
Updated 30 July 2019

Saudi Arabia and Iraq to discuss security cooperation agreement

  • Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to also discuss combating drug trafficking
  • The Kingdom and China will sign MoU to fight cybercrime

NEOM: Saudi Arabia has agreed to discuss with Iraq a draft security cooperation agreement between the two governments.
During a weekly cabinet meeting, chaired by King Salman in Neom, Tabuk region, the Council of Ministers tasked the minister of interior to meet with the Iraqi side and sign the agreement, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The Cabinet also agreed to start discussions with Kuwait about cooperation to combat illicit trafficking and drug smuggling.
Ministers approved a memorandum of understanding between the Kingdom and China on combating cybercrime.
The Cabinet offered its sincere condolences to King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the royal family on the death of Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The King thanked leaders and envoys of a number of countries who offered their condolences on the death of Prince Bandar.
The King said he welcomed pilgrims from inside and outside the Kingdom who have recently arrived in Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

Updated 23 January 2020

KSRelief launches prosthetics' center in Taiz

TAIZ: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) on Wednesday launched an artificial limb center in Taiz, Yemen, providing high-quality prosthetics for up to 600 patients.

Abdulqawi Al-Mikhlafi, who is the deputy governor of Taiz, expressed his appreciation for the Kingdom’s generous support to Yemen across all sectors over the past few years, particularly in the areas of health, the environment and development.

Al-Mikhlafi said such efforts helped local authorities to deal with the many challenges they faced in providing comprehensive services to needy Yemenis.

He added that the Kingdom’s support reflected the deep historical and cultural ties between the people of Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and he praised the Kingdom for standing by the country and its government for more than 50 years.

Dr. Elan Abdul Haq, deputy governor of Taiz for health affairs, thanked KSRelief for its continued support for Taiz and Yemen, assistance he said had alleviated the suffering of millions of Yemenis during the ongoing conflict.

The head of the Artificial Limbs Center, Mansour Al-Wazei, announced that the center would begin receiving patients soon, providing vital aid to amputees for whom prosthetics meant regaining the ability to live full and productive lives.